Air Partner outlines aid activities in 2018
19 / 12 / 2018
Air Partner’s Freight team have taken part in several humanitarian projects over the last 12 months, delivering aid to those in need across the globe.
Missions included flights between Europe and Libya, Yemen, Central Africa, as well as between various African countries and from the US to the Mariana Islands in the Pacific.
A large bulk of this activity took place in response to Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu, for which Air Partner coordinated the transport and delivery of more than 2,000 tons of relief cargo from the US to Guam and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
In September, Air Partner was contacted by Radiant Global Logistics to assist with the safe and speedy delivery of supplies to Guam in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
Air Partner carried out a number of flights on AN-225 and AN-124 aircraft to help move urgent relief supplies, including water and meals ready-to-eat (MRE).
The following month, in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu, Air Partner was tasked with delivering a wide array of aid supplies and heavy-duty equipment to rebuild the island of Saipan.
The team completed more than 30 flights in less than 30 days using AN124 and B747F aircraft.
"Flying cargo to this remote location was particularly challenging, and due to the size of the relief effort plus the volume of flying conducted," the broker said.
"Air Partner stationed a member of its team on the island of Guam to personally co-ordinate the organisation, delivery and upload of all cargo from the appointed freight forwarder of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a timely manner, without delay."